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I am now running my annual July fund-raising campaign to celebrate the twelfth anniversary of the establishment of Behind the Black. For many reasons, mostly political but partly ethical, I do not use Google, Facebook, Twitter. These companies practice corrupt business policies, while targeting conservative websites for censoring, facts repeatedly confirmed by news stories and by my sense that Facebook has taken action to prevent my readers from recommending Behind the Black to their friends.


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Cornillon Quentin – Print Your Guy

An evening pause: Hat tip Jim Mallamace, who asks, “Ok guys, what would be your description on the order form?”

Conscious Choice cover

From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.


“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.


Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all ebook vendors, or direct from the ebook publisher, ebookit. And if you buy it from ebookit you don't support the big tech companies and I get a bigger cut much sooner.


  • eddie willers

    Must be a chick thing.
    I didn’t get it.
    At all.

  • wayne


    har…I hope it’s not exclusively a girl-thing! (have my daughter & g-daughter for a week, they outnumber me on X chromosome’s by 4 to 1)

    ..she gave up trying to find the perfect ‘print-your-guy,’ trashed her computer, and momentarily gave up. (some duct-tape on the monitor, a pint of ice-cream & some Lifetime Movies, and she’s back in business.) Then she ordered a ‘print-your-cat,’ and fell in love with the delivery boy.
    (they could have held on the package logo frame, a bit longer)

    A love story in the world of nuts-n-bolts.
    Very steam-punk-y.

    Invention of Love
    (animated short, 2010)

  • Rod

    I thought the best description would be: “Tall, Rich, Handsome, and Dangerous man who you will tame in six exciting steps!”

  • eddie willers

    (some duct-tape on the monitor, a pint of ice-cream & some Lifetime Movies, and she’s back in business.)

    I KNEW it was a chick flick thing.

    Then she ordered a ‘print-your-cat,’

    OK….that explains it. I just thought it was a last ‘Print Your Guy’ selection.

    (they could have held on the package logo frame, a bit longer)

    You’re darn tootin!

    I feel like Emily Litella.

    “Oh, that’s very different….Never mind”

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